Campari buys Forty Creek for €120.5m
Italian drinks giant Gruppo Campari has acquired Canadian whisky company Forty Creek Distillery for €120.5m.
Students trade dead rats for drinks at bar
A New Zealand university has taken an unusual approach to ridding Wellington of pests by encouraging its students to trade in dead rats for a drink at the student bar.
Sales of Rioja reached an all-time high in 2013, but which countries are fuelling the thirst for the Spanish wine?
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The second Millésimes Alsace trade fair will take place this June with a focus on Riesling, but also Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Crémant d’Alsace.
A sweet crème brûlée milk stout and an Irish red ale with notes of “caramel, toasted grains and bread” were just two of this week’s recommendations.
A bottle of Hobbit wine given to the stars of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey by its director is set to go under the hammer at a charity auction.
Almost a fifth of workers put off going to the pub until payday because they can’t afford it, according to a recent YouGov poll.
New York’s Brewery Ommegang is set to release the third in a range of beers based on the hit TV show, Game of Thrones.
Usually it’s fine wines and Champagnes which hit the headlines for their high cost, but as this list proves beer can also pack a pricey punch.
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A collection of Drouhin direct from the estate’s cellars was completely sold at Sotheby’s New York sale last weekend.
As Ornellaia unveiled the artistic collaboration for its latest 2011 vintage release, the Super Tuscan brand claimed that its wines are proving a “more solid” investment than gold or oil.
A new book published in France this week has singled out the Saint Emilion classification of 2012 as “illustrative” of many problems with wine in France.
Sotheby’s Hong Kong sales season is to begin this April with two “important” sales, one of Bordeaux and the other from the cellars of a US ambassador.
Ruinart has uncovered documents which it says prove it was the first to make a Champagne rosé in 1764, marking 250 years this year.
Swedish Champagne expert Richard Juhlin has been bestowed with France’s highest honour, the Legion d’Honneur.
Global sales of Prosecco have overtaken Champagne, as the insatiable worldwide thirst for the Italian sparkler shows no sign of abating.
Like Krug, Salon won’t be making a vintage from the acclaimed 2012 harvest, Salon president Didier Depond confirmed at the launch of the Champagne’s 2002 release last night.
Champagne houses appear to be putting more emphasis on specialist releases and top end cuvées to shine a positive light on the rest of their ranges.
Norbert Dentressangle is providing fast-growing St Austell Brewery with a distribution platform, supporting the company’s continued expansion.
Tata Global Beverages has awarded a three year contract to Norbert Dentressangle for the UK storage and distribution of Tetley teas.
Maxxium UK is the fastest growing major spirits distributor in the UK off trade and the No. 2 UK spirits distributor